Most homeschooling families eventually recognize the need for assistance in the endeavor to teach their children. Not since the one-room school teacher has there been the expectation of having one individual (usually mom) who is an expert in every subject at every age level. The challenge is simple: the need for home-school assistance, by way of an Enrichment Program for K-5 and a Core Program for 6-12.
Unfortunately, few options are available to the home-schooling family in need of support. We can always do without Enrichment or Core support. But is that the best for our children? We can enroll in a private Christian school, but sometimes that is cost prohibitive. There certainly is the public school enrichment option, but then we are immediately reminded of the very reason most of us are home-schooling-the worldview of the teachers and the curriculum, the anti-Christian bias, etc.
With these concerns in mind, we began to dream of another option: a high quality, low-cost alternative led by Christian parents designed to enhance the home-school education by providing various classes for home-school students. After much prayer and discussion, OliveTree was born.
We arrived at our name, “OliveTree”, by considering God’s promises regarding the blessing of well-taught children. How happy are those who fear the Lord-all who follow His ways! You will enjoy the fruit of your labor. How happy you will be! How rich your life! Your wife will be like a fruitful vine, flourishing within your home. And look at all those children! There they sit around your table as vigorous and healthy as young olive trees. Psalms 128:3
Since its inception in 2003, Olive Tree has been supporting the Home-School family by offering K-12 classes rooted in a Christian worldview.
We meet at Summitview Church – 1601 W. Drake Rd, Fort Collins, Co, 80526 (OliveTree is not formally affliated with Summitview Church).